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2019 California Fellows

Julia Baum, Metro Silicon Valley

Allison Behringer, Bodies (podcast), KCRW

Kate Bradshaw, Almanac News

Almendra Carpizo, The Record (Stockton)

Jessica Cejnar, Wild Rivers Outpost

April Ehrlich, Jefferson Public Radio (Ashland, OR)

Monica Lopez, Making Contact.

David Mendez, Easy Reader News ( Redondo Beach)

Alyssa Jeong Perry, KPCC (Los Angeles)

Amy Roost, Critical Frequency Network

Nuala Sawyer, SF Weekly

Susie Steimle, KPIX TV (San Francisco)

Courtney Teague, Napa Valley Register

Debra A. Varnado, The Wave (Los Angeles)

Monica Vaughan, The Tribune (San Luis Obispo

Gary Walker, Argonaut News (Westside and nearby beach communities

Laura Wenus, KALW (San Francisco)

Adia White, Northern California Public Media (Santa Rosa)


Domestic violence affects tens of millions of Americans every year. Yet media outlets mostly treat incidents as "cops" items, if they cover them at all, as opposed to treating domestic violence as a public health problem. Our free two-day symposium will help journalists understand the root causes and promising prevention, intervention and treatment approaches.  Plus participants will be able to apply for grants to report California-focused projects.

The pandemic has unleashed a tsunami of misinformation, lies and half-truths capable of proliferating faster than the virus itself. In our next webinar, we’ll delve into what one of our speakers has termed “the natural ecology of bullshit” — how to spot it, how it spreads, who is most impacted, and how to counter it. And we’ll discuss reporting examples, strategies and story ideas that incorporate these insights and effectively communicate to diverse audiences. Sign-up here!

Are you passionate about helping journalists understand and illuminate the social factors that contribute to health and health disparities at a time when COVID-19 has highlighted the costs of such inequities? Looking to play a big role in shaping journalism today in the United States? The USC Center for Health Journalism seeks an enterprising and experienced journalism leader for our new position of “Manager of Projects.” 



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